As reported by WRAL.com, North Carolina's own J. Cole will be coming home to Raleigh to host a music festival this Fall. Dreamville Festival will take place at Dorothea Dix Park on Saturday, September 15th, and will feature local music, culture, food, and art. The multi-stage festival will include a mix of up-and-comers and nationally-recognized artists. The Dreamville Festival announcement comes a little more than a week after
J. Cole's latest album, KOD, dropped.
J. Cole was actually born in Germany, but he was raised in Fayetteville. Ibrahim "IB" Hamad, president of Dreamville Records and J. Cole's manager, recently called the festival, "Something which has been a long-time dream for all of us, especially Cole. We hope to give back to the community with a celebration of all the things that makes Raleigh and North Carolina itself so great - music, food, art, culture and more. This event will ultimately give Cole a chance to make a direct impact to the people that helped shape who he is today." The Dreamville Festival is expected to be an annual festival.
Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased here! The Dreamville Festival will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy as well as the Dreamville Foundation, a nonprofit J.Cole founded in 2011 to "bridge the gap" between the worlds of opportunity and the urban youth of Fayetteville. The full lineup will be released in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more updates!
Written by John Connell
John likes to think he is very gifted. His talents include napping, eating sunflower seeds, growing a neckbeard, Ja Rule karaoke, and napping. Recovering from a knee injury, John is currently limited to bar games like shuffleboard, pool, and darts, and accepts all challengers. An avid sports fan, the only thing he enjoys more than attending a game, is the beach. Don't let the knee injury fool you though, he can still get down on the dance floor!